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Hi I'm Jane.

I help people make sustainable growth & change.

Coaching | Team Training & Facilitation
Culture & Organizational Consulting | Speaking



I am a professional leadership coach, culture expert, facilitator, trainer, and keynote speaker. My work is focused on helping individuals and groups make progress on positive, sustainable growth and change across any area of life.

I help people get clearer on their thoughts and goals, as well as what’s getting in the way. We focus on understanding values and syncing life and work to these, building confidence, getting past – and avoiding – burnout, making difficult choices, and simply being your best, fullest self.

I do this through 1:1 and small group coaching programs, original trainings, facilitated conversations, and keynote speeches. 

I have coached and trained leaders and individual contributors at Fortune List organizations and start-ups across 5 continents, from a multitude of industries ranging from finance to nonprofits and education, technology and creative fields to medicine, law, and government. I have worked with candidates running for public office, including a National Congressional candidate who won the 2018 North Carolina Congressional Democratic Party Primary as well as another who saw her fundraising rates more than double in less than 3 weeks as a result of improved confidence and clarity in communications.

I frequently contribute to and am featured in well-known outlets on personal and professional development; I’ve been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Essence, Working Mother, Huffington Post, and more.



In my coaching everything is focused on your individual values, wants, needs, and goals. I’ll partner with you to drive forward progression on anything from launching a new business or thriving as a new manager to becoming a better public speaker or navigating a change like moving across the country – or world.

Whatever your goals are, I am 100% in on what matters to you, what it is that you want, and helping you make that happen.

My style goes beyond simply executive coaching, life coaching, or career coaching. I employ proven techniques based on anthropology, positive psychology, neuroscience, and mindfulness to create a safe space to enable you to explore thoughts and desires that you might have not yet realized. Here are some of what I will help you do:

Get clear on what you want – Together we’ll expand and build your vision so you can see, feel, smell, taste, and ultimately step into this. If you’ve ever been told to stop and smell the roses know that there’s science behind why that actually helps.

Find new perspectives and mindsets – Ever find yourself stuck in your head because you can only see one or two options for something? There are always different perspectives and ways to view situations. I’ll help you access these and get better at finding them yourself.

Fully see and feel where you are right now – Coaching is forward looking, this means we won’t delve into the past (this would be something to do with a therapist or counselor) but rather look forward. To truly move forward you have to get really clear on where you are right now. We’ll use scientifically proven mindfulness techniques to help you fully experience this moment in your life and career, and use that to propel you to where you want to be. 

Manage internal mind chatter – The human brain processes over 400,000 thoughts a day. Many of these thoughts are controlled by self-sabotaging voices ranging from lack of motivation to full-on self-hate. I’ll expose you to neuroscience based strategies to help you reduce and manage any negative voices while also turning up the volume on the wiser, clearer ones.

Accountability – All my coaching programs offer accountability which is a key part of making and sustaining real change. I’m available to my ongoing clients via text and email in between sessions and we’ll co-create what type of accountability structure will best serve you. 


I run a leadership development firm called The New Exec that leverages corporate anthropology to solve human capital problems. The New Exec offers corporate coaching programs, culture deep dives, as well as highly rated trainings and workshop programs for startups, Fortune List organizations, schools, community groups, and teams of any size.

My coaching spans any area of life and work but most of my clients are high performing individuals who understand that growth, success, and fulfillment is driven by you, but influenced and sustained by your support system. You don’t need a coach, you have to want one; I’d love to be the coach who helps you reach new heights.

I also work with political candidates, often women making first-time runs for office. I partner with candidates to grow their confidence and presence, as well as developing public speaking and debating skills. I help candidates discover who they are at their best, articulate this and what they stand for, and constantly be this best version of themselves.

I have over 1,000 coaching and mentorship hours, have taught and trained over 4,500 adult learners, and have worked across 5 continents. I hold my Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the only global governing body of coaching. The PCC is the second highest coaching credential in the world. I am also a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), the largest, oldest, and most intensive in-person coach training in the world.



I had a long-time dream of moving to Europe but was unsure of how to navigate a new job market where I lacked a network. Not only was I looking for a visa, but I was also wanted to move out of operations. 

Jane helped me get clear about what I wanted and tell my story in a confident, compelling way. She was also the best motivator during (many) times of insecurity and doubt.

Four short months later, I am moving to Berlin to work in strategic partnerships!

Jane has a gift for breaking down complex goals into manageable, achievable steps. She helped me realize how much I have to offer and has empowered me to build a life I love.

Danke, Jane!

Nicole K., 31

Berlin, Germany

Jane was beyond helpful. I have been feeling stuck in regards to whether to stick with a business I’ve started or find a full-time job. I had talked to so many friends and family members and thought about the decision so much that I was in decision paralysis.

Jane helped me clear up my thoughts and feelings about it so that I can move onto the next step without regret. I finally found clarity, and she gave me confidence that I can go out and do amazing things. I look forward to working with her in the future!


Emily C., 27

Carlsbad, CA

I’ve been working with Jane Scudder for over six months now and have been really happy with the growth she’s helped me achieve. Jane challenges me, in a highly supportive way, to see things from a new perspective. She helped me discover effective and creative ways to focus on what really mattered and recognize my accomplishments as I was juggling a long-distance move, a new profession, and moving away from my sons.

In addition, knowing I have to report what I’ve accomplished between sessions helps me focus and turn good ideas into solid action.

I highly recommend Jane Scudder as a coach!

Lisa B., 52

Chicago, IL


Let’s connect to explore how we can best partner together.

If you’re interested in coaching the best way to understand what I do is to experience it. To allow for this, and to determine if we’re a good fit, I offer a free sample coaching session at absolutely no obligation. During this time you’ll get completely free coaching on any topic of your choice. We’ll also review what it is that you wish to accomplish in a partnership and I can answer any questions about my approach, style, and background.

For corporate work and speaking engagements it’s best to start with a quick email and we can set up a longer consultation.

The longer you wait the longer you'll feel stuck

(Or just wonder what this is all about!)